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County Employee Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

A former Miami-Dade Public Works employee, charged in a bribery scam, pleaded guilty.

05/22/2014

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Second Former County Employee Charged In Bribery Scam

A second Miami-Dade public works supervisor has been charged in bribery scam.

05/10/2014

Jose Emmanuel Torres (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Southern Command Intelligence Officer Faces Bribery, Extortion Charges

A U.S. Marine intelligence specialist assigned to the Miami-based Southern Command is facing federal bribery and extortion charges.

02/04/2014

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Tamarac Commission Taps Dressler To Fill In For Suspended Mayor

Tamarac commissioners have chosen one of their own, Harry Dressler, to take over the mayor’s position. The commission made the appointment after current Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco was suspended for a second time by Gov. Rick Scott last Friday.

01/21/2014

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Dade Public Works Employee Guilty In Bribery Case

A Miami-Dade public works employee who oversaw about 24,000 roadway lights has pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a lighting contractor.

01/20/2014

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Judge Okays Release Of ICE Agent Charged With Bribery, Extortion

A federal judge has ruled that a veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent facing multiple charges that range from bribery to extortion can be released from federal detention while he awaits trial.

12/23/2013

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Exclusive: DEA Charges Veteran ICE Agent In Extortion Case

A 250-thousand dollar bond has been set for a veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent facing multiple charges that range from Bribery to Extortion.

CBS Miami–12/20/2013

(Left) Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov) and (Right) Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño (Source: www.cityofsweetwater.fl.gov)

Former Mayors’ Public Corruption Case Delayed

Two former South Florida mayors and two former lobbyists appeared in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to delay their arraignment date.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

David McLean (Source: City of Margate)

Margate Commissioner Indicted On Bribery Charges

Margate City Commission David McClean faced a judge Wednesday in federal court as he was charged with three counts of bribery.

04/03/2013

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Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.

08/23/2012

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